Thursday, October 23, 2008

In Order To Succeed We Must Learn From Our Mistakes

Growing up as a child I was taught to never give up and plug away until you achieve what you are destined for. There are so many books out there on how to succeed in life and various ways to achieve your goals. When it comes down to it, there is no wrong answer to this question because many people have experienced success differently from one another. One answer I do know, it truly comes down to only you and believing in yourself to succeed in life.
Some of us use religion as a reminder to ourselves not to give up. In order for us to know how to succeed in life, we need to understand how God evaluates success in life. Knowledge is acquiring information and facts. We can say wisdom is knowing how to properly apply it for yourself and understand ones life situations. People need to understand that acknowledging any type of failure leads to success because we can use that information to learn from. It isn't the end of the world if you fail and its how you bounce back that counts at the end. When this happens, some of us become a stronger person by building your character and appreciating how you got to that point. People need to learn that failure is an acceptable consequence of trying something new, that it can be an opportunity to learn and that it is frequently a stepping stone to eventual success.
To succeed in life you have to get past the failure or the so called bad experience. You have to look at things into perspective such as what did you learn from this and how do you get back on track to achieve the success you want in life. Once you reach this stage in your life you are ready to take ACTION! Every minute that you dwell on the past is a minute you are not spending on moving forward to the success you want. What makes a successful person is not the failures or set-backs you have experienced but how you picked yourself up and moved ahead despite those failures or setbacks.
One thing I like to remember from time to time when in doubt with myself is that key word perseverance. For me it means to keep going even when failure seems uncertain. We need to begin the journey of life and learn the importance of not giving up when faced with a challenge. There is no easy way out in life; we may by-pass the valuable lessons learned from failure and persistence. People who have risen to the top in society are usually the ones who have learned that perseverance through failure is part of the price of success. I believe god gives us obstacles in life and its how we overcome these barriers in order to be successful. Leaving on a positive note, a quote that comes to my mind is Franklin D. Roosevelt with his words "When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."

No comments: